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Poster: kapowsin Date: May 5, 2009 3:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 8/20/69, Aqua Theater, Seattle: PLEASE!

Being from the Pacific Northwest, a particular show on the Dark Star list caught by eye. 8/20/69., Aqua Theater, Seattle, Washington. According deadlists a soundboard circulates, but there's nothing on here. Has anyone heard it? Does anyone have it? If, so please upload it.

Here is the setlist from Deadlists, it just makes me even more curious:

[1:32:36 +] Casey Jones [6:07] % Easy Wind [8:26] % Morning Dew [10:06] > High Time [6:35] > Mama Tried [2:40] > Me And My Uncle [3:12] ; New Minglewood Blues [4:45] > China Cat Sunflower [3:49] > Jam [2:54] > Doin' That Rag [5:40#] % Big Boss Man [#3:01] ; [0:14] ; Sittin On Top Of The World [3:52] ; [0:10] ; Cryptical Envelopment [1:58] > Drums [1:50] > The Other One [11:09] > Cryptical Envelopment [2:00] > Dark Star [6:38] > Cosmic Charlie [5:49] %

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Poster: kapowsin Date: May 5, 2009 3:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8/20/69, Aqua Theater, Seattle: PLEASE!

Not to be a nerd and reply to my own posts, but I just did a google search and found a low quality mp3 of the last 35 minutes of this show on the first results page. I'm hoping someone has a quality version of the whole show they can upload to archive.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: May 5, 2009 6:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8/20/69, Aqua Theater, Seattle

It's on the Archive under 8-21 even though the correct date is 8-20 - just a bit of mild confusion.
What you found first was the "old version", since the show initially came into circulation as just a cassette side of the end of the show, and the rest came out more recently. ('90s, I think.)

Due to the Cryptical>Dark Star being a total rush job, I think the first half of the show is the most interesting - veeerrry laid-back, early versions of some tunes, & that dang flute. As one reviewer says, it sounds like they were still recovering from Woodstock!
A lot of these summer '69 shows, as well as being far more relaxed & countryfied than early '69, are very transitional - they're getting out of the Aoxomoxoa stage but not quite into the Workingman's Dead stage, and they're learning how to jumble up songs from different styles & see what happens. This particular show for instance, has about five songs based on old folk/blues, a couple ballads, a few country tunes, three Aoxomoxoa weirdies, and a couple jam-songs. By 1970, with a lot more originals, they'd have the mix down.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 5, 2009 3:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8/20/69, Aqua Theater, Seattle: PLEASE!

I'm only familiar with the next day's show (the 21st: same venue), which has one of the best Crypticals I've ever heard and a great Minglewood to boot.

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Poster: JC Edwards Date: May 5, 2009 5:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8/20/69, Aqua Theater, Seattle: PLEASE!

Sorry Q, but according to Deadlists, there was no second show at the Aqua Theater. Only the show on 08/20....which is often mislabeled 08/21 because that was what Owsley wrote on the master tape. Possibly due to a chemicaly induced moment.
Thus, the only show at the Aqua Theater was on 08/20/69.

;-)

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 5, 2009 6:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8/20/69, Aqua Theater, Seattle: PLEASE!

That's good to know, thanks 'J'. :) (relabeling disc as we speak)

And here it is, if anyone's curious:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-08-21.sbd.cotsman.13850.sbeok.shnf


This post was modified by Styrofoam Cueball on 2009-05-06 01:15:59

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Poster: kapowsin Date: May 5, 2009 8:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8/20/69, Aqua Theater, Seattle: PLEASE!

Well, that was easy. Thanks!

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